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HealthFusion’s MediTouch EHR has Achieved NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home Prevalidation

Patient Centered Medical Home Prevalidated EHRSOLANA BEACH, CA – January 7th, 2014 – HealthFusion® announced today that MediTouch EHR® (4.0) is Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Prevalidated by NCQA to receive 23.5 points in Autocredit toward NCQA’s PCMH 2011 scoring. This Autocredit is transferrable to MediTouch EHR PCMH client practices seeking NCQA’s PCMH 2011 Recognition. Most PCMH primary care practices seek recognition from NCQA as the method of proving they comply with the essential principles of Medical Home. This Prevalidation means that just by actively using MediTouch EHR software for the reviewed capabilities associated with MediTouch PCMH Prevalidated modules, a medical practice can be awarded automatic credit. Autocredit reduces the amount of documentation the medical practice needs to gather and present to NCQA in order to achieve recognition as a Medical Home. The PCMH model of healthcare delivery plays a prominent role in the Affordable Healthcare Act and is the foundation of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) initiative.

This NCQA Prevalidation is evidence of HealthFusion’s strong commitment to Patient Centered Medical Home. “The MediTouch system makes it easier for medical practices to meet the rigorous standards required for Medical Home recognition because it has achieved Prevalidation status,” said Dr. Seth Flam, HealthFusion’s President and Chief Executive Officer. There are fewer than 10 EHR companies that have achieved NCQA Medical Home Prevalidation that are also 2014 Meaningful Use certified. Dr. Flam added, “Our early adoption will afford medical practices the ability to improve their revenues through participation in local ACO initiatives and health plan pay-for-performance programs.”

“By providing software that helps physician practices build the patient-focused, coordinated care infrastructure expected of NCQA patient-centered medical homes, MediTouch is helping practices be part of modern health care’s most important transformations,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Medical homes are the way of the future, and MediTouch is helping practices get there.”

Fifty percent of all Americans suffer from a chronic disease and the US healthcare system is not set up properly to manage chronic care patients. Medical costs continue to rise because our healthcare system is geared toward episodic treatment of the acutely ill patient and is failing with regard to managing the chronically ill. Primary care is the anchor profession for management of chronic diseases and Patient Centered Medical Home is the primary care model that best addresses the needs of the chronically ill and the management of the health of patient populations. MediTouch EHR is an important solution for managing the chronically ill, optimizing the health of populations, and, in the process, right-sizing healthcare spending such that medical care becomes more affordable.

About HealthFusion

Founded in 1998, HealthFusion develops web-based, cloud computing software for physicians, hospitals, and medical billing services. HealthFusion’s fully integrated solution includes MediTouch EHR (Electronic Health Record and Patient Portal) and MediTouch PM (Practice Management and Claims Clearinghouse). MediTouch EHR was designed for use on mobile tablets such as the iPad, and offers a unique array of features that facilitate adoption of EHR technology. Features include a mobile Pure Cloud platform, cross-compatibility with traditional desktop and laptop devices, and an affordable subscription payment model. MediTouch EHR is Meaningful Use Certified, and thousands of users throughout the country place their trust in HealthFusion and MediTouch every day. Healthcare is complicated; HealthFusion makes it easy. To learn more visit HealthFusion.com or follow HealthFusion on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About NCQA

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers, and researchers. Please contact communications@ncqa.org if you have questions related to press releases.